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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 29, 2009 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful death songs

Yes, I mentioned it!

I agree with you about that ending jam, that it represents death & a transition through some sort of cycle, maybe an afterlife & 'rebirth' or just a continual decaying & replenishing....
Or maybe that's reading too much into it.

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 29, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful death songs

I was always under the assumption that this song was referring to LSD and the how the man decided that the genie should be put back in the bottle!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 16, 2009 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful death songs

Wow, never thought about it that way at all, so thank you for the refreshing perspective.

I can read your meaning into the lyrics quite easily, especially the part about learning from books that they were burning.

Although the days of the free use of LSD had ended, the changes in perspective experienced by the first users would be found in a ripple effect through the whole generation, and society as a whole and into the future.

Because after all, you know that old way of seeing had to die and a new one meant to be born, regardless of what the law said!